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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.02146
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0059] June 1783 
Title Army rations issued to Joseph Manning
Date 4 June 1783
Author Barber, William (fl. 1783-1784)  
Additional authors Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Manning, Joseph (fl. 1783)
Document Type Military document
Content Description Issues six days' worth of provisions for Joseph Manning of the Rhode Island regiment. Countersigned by Samuel Shaw with a note from Manning.
Subjects African American History  African American Troops  Muster Rolls and Returns  Revolutionary War  Military History  Military Provisions  Continental Army  West Point (US Military Academy)  
People Barber, William (fl. 1783-1784)  Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  Manning, Joseph (fl. 1783)  
Place written West Point, New York
Theme The American Revolution; African Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Barber was an Division Inspector from New Jersey. The 1st Rhode Island Regiment became known as the "Black Regiment" during the Revolutionary War, since for a time it had several companies of African American soldiers. In January 1781, the 1st Rhode Island was consolidated with the 2nd Rhode Island and re-designated the Rhode Island Regiment. In 1783, the remaining soldiers were re-organized into two companies known as the Rhode Island Battalion. The battalion was disbanded 25 December 1783 at Saratoga, New York.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859